The aftermath of Mitt Romney’s infamous 47-percent gaffe has given rise to another round of moaning and groaning among conservatives about what they see as sinister efforts by liberals to facilitate the redistribution of wealth in America.
This kind of complaint has been commonplace among right-wingers (above) for years now. And they seemingly never give a thought to the foolishness of such rhetoric. So, it’s time for another Applesauce tutorial on the real meaning of redistributing wealth.
Let’s start with a question: Can anyone give me even one example of government spending that doesn’t amount to redistribution of wealth?
OK! I’ll admit it. That’s a trick ...